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Czech incentives attract more foreign filmmakers

01-10-2014 16:26 | Jan Richter

Photo: Christian Wagner / freeimages The Czech Republic is slowly re-establishing itself as a prime destination for international film and TV productions, mainly thanks to an increasingly generous incentives programme. TV and film producers spent some five billion crowns in the Czech Republic last year, the highest amount in nearly a decade.   More

Current Affairs

Massive Blanka tunnel completed after years of delays

01-10-2014 14:36 | Ruth Fraňková

Blanka tunnel, photo: CTK After years of delays, the controversial Blanka tunnel, a key part of Prague’s inner ring road, has finally been completed. Originally due to open in 2011, the biggest and most expensive project in the history of Prague was repeatedly delayed. On Tuesday, Prague City Hall announced that the Blanka tunnel is set to go into trial operation on December 2.  More

New venue doubles capacity for Václav Havel Library events

01-10-2014 14:36 | Ian Willoughby

Václav Havel Library, photo: Ian Willoughby The Václav Havel Library is on Wednesday holding the conference Human Rights 25 Years After, in connection with the awarding this week of the second Václav Havel Human Rights Prize. The library, which was founded a decade ago, recently moved to new, bigger premises on Prague’s Ostrovní St.   More

In Focus

Play about two extraordinary Shoah survivors from Prague enjoys two months’ run at off-Broadway theatre

30-09-2014 16:07 | Ruth Fraňková

This summer, an off-Broadway theatre in New York put on a play about the actress Hana Pravda and the athlete Miloš Dobrý, two extraordinary Czech Jews living in Prague before WWII. The documentary drama “The Good and the True”, which has run for two...  More

Current Affairs

Transit of East German refugees through Prague remembered 25 years later

30-09-2014 15:20 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: Czech Television Twenty-five years ago, the West German Embassy in a normally quiet part of Prague’s Malá Strana became a refuge for hundreds of East Germans, desperately trying to escape from communism. On September 30 1989, they got the news they were hoping for, when...  More

Czech hospital audit sparks ministerial row

30-09-2014 15:20 | Jan Richter

Photo: Filip Jandourek A probe into how Czech hospitals handled EU funds in the last five years has sparked a row among members of the coalition government. Health Minister Svatopluk Němeček has backed complaints by hospital directors over the audit’s alleged arbitrariness...  More

One on One

Life story of traveller Zikmund (95) like journey in time, says documentarian Petr Horký

29-09-2014 16:38 | Ian Willoughby

Petr Horký, Miroslav Zikmund, photo: Jindřich Böhm The new documentary The Old Man and the World explores the life of one of the greatest of Czech travellers, Miroslav Zikmund. The exploits of Zikmund (now almost 96) and his partner Jiří Hanzelka made them big stars in a period beginning in the late 1940s. The film is directed by Petr Horký, a traveller who has himself shot in around 80 countries around the world.   More

Sports News

Sports News

29-09-2014 15:59 | Ian Willoughby

Petra Kulichová (right), photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Czechs go straight through to second stage of Women’s Basketball World Championship, thanks in part to returnee Kulichová; Sparta win fourth Prague soccer derby in row; Litvínov have seven wins in seven in hockey’s Extraliga while reigning champions Zlín have no points so far; and Kvitova wins third title of season and qualifies for WTA Finals.   More


Czech Statehood Day: A look at the symbols of the nation

28-09-2014 02:01 | Dominik Jůn

Photo: archive of Radio Prague In a special programme to mark Czech Statehood Day, I am joined in the studio by Ondřej Matějka, who is the Deputy Director of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes. He has agreed to help me explore some issues related to heraldry, meaning...  More

Letter from Prague

Letter from Behind the Green Fox

27-09-2014 02:01 | Ruth Fraňková

Photo: Google Street View Growing up at a housing estate on the outskirts of Prague, I always dreamt of living in an old house in the centre, with high ceilings and thick walls. But as chance would have it as an adult I ended up living just next door from the street where I spent my childhood – Za Zelenou liškou or Behind the Green Fox.   More



27-09-2014 02:01 | Daniela Lazarová

Miloš Zeman, photo: CTK In Magazine: Czech scientists get two Ig Nobel awards, President Zeman makes a faux pas in Zlin, a python finds refuge from the cold in an engine compartment and Prague prepares for a boisterous weekend of grape harvest celebrations.   More


Stunning film uses tiny drone to take viewers on “magic carpet” over Prague

26-09-2014 15:05 | Ian Willoughby

Source: YouTube There have been a number of time-lapse videos and would-be viral commercials making use of Prague’s beauty in recent times. But to my mind Magic Carpet Ride Over Prague is in a different league, capturing many of the Czech capital’s most spectacular...  More

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